Sacred Knowledge From The Indigenous Wisdom Of Hawaii with Hank Wesselman, Ph.D.

In old Hawaii, where the flow of primal energies created unparalleled natural beauty, one of the world’s most highly advanced spiritual cultures developed. Before his passing, Kahuna elder Hale Makua granted Dr. Hank Wesselman permission to share the sacred spiritual knowledge he had gathered from working with this revered wisdom keeper for eight years. Here he talks about such insights as: the three directives of a spiritual warrior, the seven life roles and how they are expressed in both positive form and negative forms, the difference between a shaman and a medicine person, and the ancestral grand plan. (hosted by Michael Toms)


Hank Wesselman, Ph.D. is a paleoanthropologist and shamanic teacher, who has worked with noted anthropologists in Ethiopia investigating the mystery of human origins in the Great Rift Valley. He teaches at internationally known centers such as the Esalen Institute and the Omega Institute, and lives in Hawaii.

In addition to his scientific publications, his books include:

To learn more about the work of Hank Wesselman go to

Topics explored in this dialogue include:

  • How Wesselman became an ancestor of his descendent 5,000 years in the future
  • Who was the Hawaiian wisdom elder, Hale Makua, and how did they meet
  • What is the difference between a shaman and a medicine person
  • How grudges and wounds are like rocks in our personal bowl of light
  • What are the three directives of walking the path of a spiritual warrior
  • What are the negative and positive sides of the seven major life roles
  • What is the Ancestral Grand Plan

Host: Michael Toms    Interview Date: 5/14/2011    Program Number: 3400

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